How to Decorate Your Home On the Market During the Holidays

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cortiers Real Estate

Whether your home has been on the market for months or you’re just putting it on now, there are definitely some great things you can do to spruce it up for the holidays. This may seem like a lot of work and perhaps unnecessary, but it has been proven to pay off in the long run. Not only will it add a festive touch to your home, but it will help buyers picture themselves living in the home and having holidays there.

So here are five easy tips to decorating your house on the market during the holidays. Follow any or all of them and experience great success in selling your home this holiday season.

1. Deck the halls! (Tastefully)
While decorations can be a wonderful add-on to a home during the holiday season, do not go overboard with it. A house with too much clutter is never a good idea, so make sure to keep the decorations tasteful and limited.

2. Light up the night.
Putting lights on the outside of your house will not only add an appealing image as soon as the buyer arrives, but it will also add curb appeal at night. It is easy to see a for sale sign during the daylight hours, but take advantage of this time of year to light up your home at night and gain some extra exposure.

3. Limit religious specific decorations as much as possible.
While a Christmas tree is probably at the top of your list for holiday decorations, be careful not to add too many religion-specific decorations to the home. This could turn off buyers who do not follow the same religion or just come off awkwardly overall.

4. Follow a color scheme.
Whether you decorate with the traditional red and green or like to go with more unconventional decorations, it is important to display a matching color palette throughout the home. An unorganized mix is displeasing to the eye and will most likely turn off the buyer.

5. Have fun with it.
It’s the holidays, have fun with your decorating!

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Comments (2)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Good morning, James. Holiday decorations can add to the warmth of a home, and create a nice sense of nesting. I appreciate your admonition not to go overboard, however!

Nov 15, 2017 07:08 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

James Murr Those are very good helpful tips on how to decorate a home on the market during Holidays.

Nov 15, 2017 03:53 PM